“My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground on which I stand.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
We are very grateful for our volunteers helping us bring our offerings and fulfill our aim to spread Thay’s teachings in the UK. Bringing their practice “off the cushion’ and extending their loving service to our community and the world, our generous volunteers are sharing their energy, time and gifts to help our community thrive and grow!
If you would like to join us in the practice of generosity (Dana), help us to offer more practice opportunities and meet other practitioners too, we’d like to hear from you!
Below you will find specific roles we are currently looking to fill, so we are particularly interested to hear from people interested in these positions.
We are aspiring to build a volunteering sangha with realistic time commitments and clear roles. We view our work together as a practice and our intention is to focus on the tasks while also cultivating joy and connection through monthly Sangha meetings.
Role: assisting with website projects in WordPress and / or assisting with managing our workgroups in Google
Profile (desirable): aptitude for software experience of the relevant packages would be a bonus – training and support provided
Time commitment: WordPress volunteer (several hours per week) / Google workgroups volunteer (1-2 hours per week)
UK Sangha coordinator
Profile: Attention to details, familiarity with Excel data spreadsheets, communication skills
Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week
Events Assistant Volunteer
Supporting our events team with:
Profile (desirable): experience with online platforms including Eventbrite, Google Workspace and Zoom
Time commitment: 1-4 hours per week – flexible (to be discussed)
Social Media volunteer
Profile: Strong communication and collaboration skills, background in the Plum Village tradition and mindfulness practice, comfortable with key social media channels.
Time commitment: 2-3 hours/week
Community Engagement Volunteer
Profile: planning and organising skills, strong communication skills, (desirable) project management experience
Time commitment: flexible, ranging from 1-4 hours/week
If any of these roles feel like a good match with your talents, skills and interests, we would love to hear from you. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including the title of the position and a brief answer to the following questions. Feel free to share anything else that you think might be relevant and helpful.
We know you are there and we are very happy!
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